Deep River Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Veneers, dental veneers
If you have damage, discoloration, or other problems with your teeth, you have several options available. Whitening, for instance, is often effective for brightening up a dull smile, but it’s not effective on all types of staining and it can’t conceal small cracks, chips, or other damage. Crowns completely cover a tooth and can repair most types of damage, but they require your tooth to be shaped quite a bit in order for them to fit properly, making them a fairly invasive option.
The best veneers dentist solution is found here. What if you need something in the middle that covers up bleach-resistant stains, chips (or other damage that doesn’t affect the structural integrity of your tooth), and elongates, straightens, and fills in the gaps between small or widely spaced teeth?
The answer may be found with a comprehensive dental appointment discussing porcelain veneers.
What Are The Benefits of Veneers?
Think of a celebrity you admire. Does he or she have a perfect smile full of straight, white teeth? You might be looking at ceramic veneers or a aesthetic dentistry solution.
Veneers are thin, translucent shells of porcelain that are created to exact specifications so that they fit perfectly over the front of your teeth and look completely natural. They can be used to solve a range of aesthetic dental concerns and are minimally invasive when compared to crowns.
Veneers are designed to be a permanent solution to your concerns. Once bonded into place, your veneers can last up to ten years with proper care and an excellent home hygiene routine. Alternative to veneers and composite veneers solutions can be discussed for providing the very best cosmetic dentistry options.
How Are Veneers Placed?
If you are interested in veneers, call and schedule a consultation with High Point dentist Dr. Cassidy Bray. He will examine your teeth and gums to make sure that you are a good candidate for veneers and that veneers are the most appropriate solution for your particular concern.
In order for your veneers to fit properly and look natural, your teeth will need to be prepped, which will involve the removal of a very thin layer of your enamel. Dr. Bray will make sure that you are numbed before beginning this process. Once this is complete, we will take impressions and images to send to the dental lab that will be crafting your veneers. Dr. Bray may send you home with temporary veneers.
When your veneers return from the lab, we’ll give you a call so that you can come in and have the veneers bonded to your teeth. Before we bond the veneers, we’ll inspect them with you and make sure that they are to your liking. We can also make some minor adjustments once they are bonded, if necessary.
Are Veneers Right for Me?
Veneers are appropriate for many people, but they aren’t right for everyone. If you meet any of these criteria, we may need to look at other options:
You have areas of active decay.
You have periodontal disease that is not under control.
You have structural damage to your teeth.
You grind or clench your teeth.
You have a habit of biting or chewing on things that are not food such as pens and pencils or your fingernails.
We can discuss these issues with you and provide treatment so that you can become a candidate for veneers in the future.